A former British soap star is being shortlisted to play the role of Tom Cruise's wife after the actress who formerly had the role sensationally quit Thursday.
Natalie Cassidy, 29, is best known for her role as "Sonia" on the long running BBC Soap drama Eastenders.
Negotiations are said to be taking place at a KFC restaurant in Islington, North London.
Cruise is desperate to find a replacement actress and has been watching old episodes of the soap opera, featuring Natalie and was said to be impressed by her versatility and acting skills. A major requirement to play Cruise's wife is to be able to act with feeling, sincerity and to display the emotions of love and loyalty readily.
Cassidy was rightly lauded while portraying "Sonia" for her range of skills - her character often the subject of tragic storylines.
Cassidy, it is reported, spoke on the phone with Cruise's Scientology cronies over the weekend who confirmed that Cassidy will readily accept, if she gets the role, her responsibility as the religion's first lady, as she had "no idea" what they were talking about but she loved "Dr Who and all that rubbish" and "a gig is a gig and much better than sitting around a Big Brother House waiting for Eastenders to call me back."